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  • A classroom connect presentation featuring Pluto.

    Classroom Connect is a free outreach program that brings Clark Planetarium educators to your classroom via webcam. All you need is a computer and a projector. During the presentation, your students will have two-way communication with a planetarium expert who will guide your students through a variety of topics. There will be plenty of time for questions and answers.

    Classroom Connect is for 3rd grade or 6thgrade classes. We can usually accommodate all of your class sessions in one day.

    What You Need

    The only hardware you will need is a computer and a projector. Many classrooms already have this equipment. We will send you a webcam and a USB drive loaded with software and instructions. Just plug both devices into the computer, follow a few simple instructions, and everything will be ready to go in minutes! We will do a test connection a day or two before the presentation just to make sure everything is working. After the presentation, simply return the equipment in the postage paid box. It costs you nothing!

    To request Classroom Connect session, please contact reservations@clarkplanetarium.org or call 385-468-1227, Monday - Friday, from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

    Reservation Form

    Please note: this form has specific drop-down lists and questions. If you do not have Microsoft Excel, you will need to contact us at the telephone number listed above to make your reservation. It will not help to submit these form in any other format (PDF, GoogleDocs, etc.).

    Download and complete the following document. Attach it to an email and send it to reservations@clarkplanetarium.org. If you have not received a reservation confirmation or reply to your e-mail within two weeks, please contact us at the telephone number listed above.

    Program

    Duration 

    Description

    3rd Grade: Earth, Moon, and Sun

    45 minutes

    Topics will include the shapes of the Earth, Moon, and Sun, as well as why things move through the sky over the course of a day. 

    6th Grade: Solar System + Gravity/Inertia

    60 minutes

    Topics will include the size and scale of the solar system, as well as exploring the causes of orbital motion.